Whiplash Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – It’s Not Just About Your Spine

05 Nov 2015
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Many people suffering from headaches, neck pain and/or back pain are often victims of whiplash, and may not be aware of it. Now, before you say “I’ve never had whiplash”, consider this: Getting rear-ended by a car moving as slow as 5 MPH can cause whiplash. If you or someone you know is suffering from these symptoms, read on; you may find the solution in this post.

Case Study: Shoulder Injury – Chronic Symptoms and Treatment

22 Oct 2015
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In an ongoing series of articles, I’ll be documenting my Neuromuscular Therapy process for treating various clients’ injuries at Sagewood Wellness Center. I’ll be breaking down the causes and symptoms of these injuries, and my subsequent treatment of them. While not all injuries and treatments will be exactly the same and results will vary, these case studies will provide examples of how I assist clients in healing and living pain free lives.   Symptoms In this case study we will be looking at a client who came to me with debilitating chronic shoulder pain, resulting in limited range of motion and weakness. This condition had been initially caused by a.

Sports Massage for Injury Relief and Prevention

11 Oct 2015
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You live in Orange County and you lead an active lifestyle. Maybe you’re a runner from San Juan Capistrano or enjoy working out at the local gym in San Clemente or Dana Point. You might be a professional or semi-professional athlete in Laguna Niguel or maybe you enjoy an occasional tennis match or round of golf on the weekend at one of our beautiful local courses. This describes many active and healthy people who live in South Orange County. It also describes many of my clients. While living an active lifestyle is good for your health, it also comes with inherent risks as well. No matter what your physical activity.

How Your Smart Phone is Hurting Your Body

06 Apr 2015
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How Your Smart Phone is Hurting Your Body I recently had some relatives visiting from out of town who had driven down to visit me here in Orange County from the San Francisco area. When they arrived I noticed that one of them was rubbing her neck and wincing in pain as we spoke. Of course, being the always-on-the-job, Neuromuscular Therapist that I am, I asked about it. She indicated that she had spent most of the seven hour trip from the Bay Area to my home in San Clemente, getting caught up on work on her smart phone. She was now experiencing major neck pain and an excruciating headache.

What Is Neuromuscular Therapy And How Does It Differ From Massage Therapy?

27 Dec 2014

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, this is a common question that I often hear. For the purposes of this article, I will assume that everyone reading it, at some point or anther, has had a typical massage. Spas, massage therapists and physical therapists will often offer relaxation massage programs and while they can serve limited needs, a program of Neuromuscular Therapy can be much more effective in alleviating minor, severe and chronic muscular pain.   What is Neuromuscular Therapy? Neuromuscular Therapy is a highly specialized type of soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. It utilizes specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and.

Chronic Pain: The Truth Hurts – You’re Not Alone

02 Dec 2014

Pain is an epidemic that affects 85% of Americans. Most just live with it. If you’ve heard me speak about what I do and how I help clients, there’s a very high likelihood you’ve heard me discuss the topic of chronic pain. Many of my clients deal with chronic pain issues and come to me for relief. Through a holistic and natural approach, I focus on treating the underlying condition to break the cycle of pain while avoiding damaging pain medications. While some cases of chronic pain can be traced to a specific injury or trauma, such as a sports injury, a car accident, or even a surgical incision, other cases.

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